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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Thursday August 22, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +218 / Los Angeles Dodgers -263 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
SNLA
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The Toronto Blue Jays need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with 109 hits and 58 RBI while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have combined for 179 hits and 101 RBI. Jacob Waguespack gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.20 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Waguespack’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 141 hits and 100 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 232 hits and 143 RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.18 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s second career game against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 9-24 in their last 33 Thursday games, 8-22 in their last 30 during game 3 of a series and 3-13 in their last 16 interleague games. The Dodgers are 15-5 in their last 20 Thursday games, 51-22 in their last 73 during game 3 of a series and 8-3 in Maeda's last 11 home starts. The Blue Jays are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 9-3-2 in Maeda's last 14 starts overall. The under is 4-0-1 in Waguespack's last 5 starts overall.

Waguespack has allowed 12 hits and five runs in his last 15 innings, and he has a 3.46 ERA and .253 allowed batting average on the road. Maeda has allowed 13 hits and eight runs in his last 14.1 innings, and he has a 2.84 ERA and .176 allowed batting average at home. The Toronto Blue Jays can't put runs together all of a sudden, and they're going up against a pitcher who has been very good at Dodger Stadium. If the Blue Jays were going to win a game in this series, it was probably last night after forcing extra innings. Give me the Dodgers for the sweep. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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